Neurons that fire together, wire together
A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 51 is:
As neuroscientists like to say, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.”
...the phenomenon is more formally known as Hebb’s principle or Hebbian plasticity.
The original reference for this appendix entry is Hebb (1949).
- Hebb, Donald O. 1949. The Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.